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18 December 2014

1834 – Lord Cloncurry’s Tunnel, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Architect: William Cole Proposal for a tunnel through Lord Cloncurry’s grounds, with pedestrian bridges at either end. In the end, only one footbridge was constructed, the towers of which stand today. At the...

16 December 2014

5 Irish projects nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced today the list of 420 projects competing for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015....

15 December 2014

1820s – Kinahan & Sons Wine Vaults, Hamilton Row, Dublin

Built to the rear of No.11 Merrion Square, these massive vaults were described in 1866 as being “in three great divisions running parallel with each other, the centre one being 150 feet, and...

11 December 2014

1800 – Carlisle Building, Burgh Quay, Dublin

Architect: William Caldbeck Constructed around 1800. Alterations to street frontage for Kinahan & Co., by William Caldbeck in 1860. In later years, the building had signage espousing various products. Pulled down in the...

11 December 2014

1843 – Salthill Hotel, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Architect: John Skipton Mulvany, John McCurdy Designed by J.S. Mulvany for the Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co., around 1836 but not constructed until 1843. Extended in the 1860s by John McCurdy, who also...

09 December 2014

1800 – Market House, Kilkeel, Co. Down

Sited at the top of Kilmorey Square, the Market House contained a covered market space at ground level with a municipal space above. The upper floor was used as a courthouse and also...

08 December 2014

1910 – Proposal for Department Store, Alexandria, Egypt

Architect: Adolf Loos Unbuilt proposal for a department store. This project was a particular favourite of Loos, with a watercolour rendering of the design hanging in his residence for many years.

08 December 2014

1973 – Western Tangent Ring Road, Dublin

Architect: R. Travers Morgan & Partners Illustrations to demonstrate the effect of the Western Tangent Road as suggested by the 1973 Central Dublin Traffic Plan by R. Travers Morgan & Partners. Designed to...

05 December 2014

1804 – Charitable Infirmary, 14 Jervis St., Dublin

The hospital was founded by six Dublin surgeons as the Charitable Infirmary in Cook St., Dublin, in 1718, at their own expense. Ten years later they moved to a larger premises on King’s...